Tustin-based All Green Electronics Recycling will team up with several local and private schools in a statewide effort to celebrate America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 for the second annual Million Pound E-Waste Challenge. Communities throughout the state will have the opportunity to clear their homes and businesses of electronic waste in a responsible and environmentally safe way.
With schools facing high budget cuts and under funded programs throughout the K-12 system, the All Green is challenging schools to raise more than $100,000 through recycling obsolete or broken technology. The Million Pound E-Waste Challenge will begin mid-November and run through December allowing schools to dispose of unwanted computers and unused electronics.
“We are thrilled to host our second annual Million Pound E-Waste Challenge,” said All Green CEO Arman Sadeghi. “Students, parents, teachers, and administrators are all in support of the e-waste challenge as it provides an easy and viable way to fundraise for school programs. Statewide budget cuts are making it difficult to keep school programs running, and the Million Pound E-Waste Challenge offers schools the opportunity to raise funds for these programs while keeping e-Waste from being shipped to developing nations for dumping.”
Participating schools will hold an E-Waste drive to collect computers, laptops, TVs, VCR/DVD players, cell phones, mp3 players, printers and many other electronics including small and portable items. All Green Recycling will be responsible for the electronic recycling pick-up, data destruction and IT assets disposition.
In last year’s efforts, All Green Recycling donated more than $100,000 to local schools and this year there are already 60 public and private schools signed up for the fundraising event. Schools and even students, with small collection efforts, can still participate by registering at allgreenrecycling.com.
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